Griffon Nivernais
Francia FCI 17 - Medium-sized Hounds

Griffon Nivernais

Brave and vivacious, the “Griffon Nivernais” he is an obedient and loving dog. Never shy, it is not aggressive either.

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History

These dogs were crossed with those brought from the Crusades by San Luis to give the greyhounds, probable ancestors of the Griffon Nivernais.

They were big dogs, fine-nosed, clogged, excellent closers, very difficult to discipline, fast but tough, very scathing, specialized in strong and straight lines.

They were highly valued at that time for hunting wolf and wild boar.. The Greyhound was very fashionable during 200 years, until the reign of Louis XI, then he was abandoned from the royal packs by Francisco I in favor of “White dog”.

However, some knights of the “Nivernais” they kept it until the French Revolution, when the race seemed to have disappeared. A century later, the last representatives of the greyhounds, kept in the cradle of the breed, were probably crossed with “Griffons de Bresse” to give the Griffon Nivernais.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, received blood from English Foxhound and Grand Griffon Vendéen to give it size and speed.

The “Vendéen-Nivernais”, in particular, crossed paths with Bloodhound to create the Otterhound. The latter was used to soak the “Nivernais“, giving them a rustic nose and wisdom, and improved the ability to approach.

Closer to our time, after having been through wars with difficulty, and thanks to the development of wild boar populations, their number grew steadily from the decade of 1970. More recently, some users injected blue blood to give him throat and application at work, often at the expense of his love of hunting wild boar.

Photo: This dog is a french Griffon Nivernais by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Griffon Nivernais”

The Griffon Nivernais is recognizable in particular by its furry appearance with its long, well stocked and messy fur. This last, which is rough and hard, it is always charcoal color, namely, sandy or leonado with black spots, but there are also white hairs here and there on his fur that draw shades from light gray to dark gray.

Sad expression, almost shy, giving dark eyes and pronounced eyebrows is also a characteristic of this breed.

The Griffon Nivernais it is a medium-sized dog with a robust gait and dry limbs. His tail is not very long, but they carry it tall and even saber-shaped when in action.

Character and skills “Griffon Nivernais”

GRIFFON NIVERNAIS CLUB – centrale-canine.fr

The Griffon Nivernais has a well marked character, sometimes stubborn, which makes it a highly prized hunting dog for its value, resistance and initiative.

It is generally reduced to its simplest expression: it is a dog destined almost exclusively for hunting wild boar

They are made to live in a herd where they must excel to have their place. But, for this reason, he is also a dog that can be difficult to train. Therefore, best suited to a master already experienced in dog breeding.

Nonetheless, the Griffon Nivernais is calm and obedient when well trained. He is also an energetic dog. He is very close to his teacher.

Care and maintenance “Griffon Nivernais”

The Griffon Nivernais it is an outdoor dog that needs physical exercise. That's why it doesn't adapt to city life, and above all it is not made to live locked in an apartment.

Regarding maintenance, the Griffon Nivernais does not require any particular care apart from a normal brushing once a week and another, more thorough, with an iron brush to thoroughly clean dead hairs and your skin, At least once a year.

Health “Griffon Nivernais”

The Griffon Nivernais it is a dog resistant to cold and humidity. On the other hand, afraid of heat.

It is a dog prone to stomach twists. That is why you should not do intense physical exercise before and immediately after your meals.. In all other respects, no known diseases specific to your breed.

Ratings of the “Griffon Nivernais”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Griffon Nivernais” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Dog friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection Level ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need to exercise ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social Needs ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Apartment ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Grooming ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Stranger Friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Barking Tendencies ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health Issues ⓘ

1.0 rating
1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Territorial ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat Friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

intelligence ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

versatility ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Child Friendly ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Watchdog Ability ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Playfulness ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Videos of the “Griffon Nivernais”

Griffons Nivernais to orders
Griffon nivernais and two wild boars

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 17
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard “Griffon Nivernais”

“Griffon Nivernais” FCI Grifón del Nivernais FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Griffon Nivernais (English).
    2. Griffon Nivernais (French).
    3. Griffon Nivernais (German).
    4. Griffon Nivernais (Portuguese).
    5. Griffon Nivernais (Spanish).

Fawn Brittany Griffon
Francia FCI 66 - Medium-sized Hounds

Fawn Brittany Griffon

Its sociable, loving, balanced and very kind to people, what makes them good companions.

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History

The Fawn Brittany Griffon it is one of the oldest breeds of French trace dogs, since in the fourteenth century a certain Huet des Ventes already had a pack of that type. Widely used until the 19th century for wolf hunting in Brittany, rested when these animals disappeared.

In the 1949, The Brittany Fawn Club was created by Marcel Pambrun to dedicate himself to preserving the value of these dogs, that had become scarce. Since the decade of the years 80, under the impulse of Bernard Vallée, the Fawn Brittany Griffon, as well as the race derived from it, the Fawn Brittany Basset, they seem to have made a place for themselves among French track dogs. The motto "hunting first and foremost" continues to be the Club's line of conduct.

Photo: This is a french dog Griffon Fauve de Bretagne by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

The Fawn Brittany Griffon it is mostly a hunting dog with a muscular body. They are recognized by their short hair, rough and dry, always tawny in color but with more or less pronounced tones. Its hair is slightly longer on the sides of its elongated snout, forming a kind of mustache. Her small dark brown eyes give her a lively and alert appearance. His ears, quite large, they stand low and take falls. They are covered with shorter and finer hair than the rest of the body.

The Fawn Brittany Griffon has a medium-length tail, sickle-shaped, which is thick at the base and more tapered at the tip. When active, this dog makes quick lateral movements with his tail.

Size: 48 – 56 cm.
Weight: 18 – 20 kg

Character and skills “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

Proud, bold and alive, the Fawn Brittany Griffon he is a stubborn and passionate hunter, that adapts easily to all territories and all game animals. Brave, witty, tenacious and diligent, he is also entrepreneurial and efficient, while demonstrating your ability to convene.

Its sociable, loving, balanced and very kind to people, what makes them good companions.

If he is well trained, is obedient and has a good memory.

Caring for the “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

The Fawn Brittany Griffon not cut out for city living. He is quite used to living in a pack in a kennel. It is a dog that needs long walks in the forest in particular. If you grow up in the city, your master must be able to offer you very frequent and stimulating outings.

The Fawn Brittany Griffon does not require any particular maintenance except brushing once or twice a week.

The health of the “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

The Fawn Brittany Griffon he is a robust dog, tough and in pretty solid health. However, can be prone to ear infections and eye problems. This dog can also suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia.

Ratings of the “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Fawn Brittany Griffon” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Dog friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection Level ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need to exercise ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social Needs ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Apartment ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Grooming ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Stranger Friendly ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Barking Tendencies ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health Issues ⓘ

1.0 rating
1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Territorial ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat Friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

intelligence ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

versatility ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Child Friendly ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Watchdog Ability ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Playfulness ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Images “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

Photos:

1 – Fawn Brittany Griffon female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, 6 Month by Markus Seim, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Lion Griffon from Britain by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/481096
4 – Lion Griffon from Britain by https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/basset-fauve-de-bretagne/

Videos of the “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 🐶🐾 Everything Dog Breeds 🐾🐶
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Ari en Theo. Trimmer at home. Home Grooming

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 66
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

“Fawn Brittany Griffon” FCI Lion Griffon of Brittany FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Griffon fauve de Bretagne (English).
    2. Fauve de Bretagne (French).
    3. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne (German).
    4. Griffon fauve de Bretagne (Portuguese).
    5. Griffon fauve de Bretagne (Spanish).

Blue Gascony Griffon
Francia FCI 32 - Medium-sized Hounds

Blue Gascony Griffon

Originally bred for their tracking qualities, The Blue Gascony Griffon are also affectionate companion dogs

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History

As its name implies, the roots of Blue Gascony Griffon are intimately linked to the former French region of Gascony, which includes the lands between Bordeaux, Toulouse and Pyrenees. Some writings from the 14th century tell of the existence of a blue-haired hunting dog that was effective in tracking wild boar and deer., which is probably his ancestor.

Although we know with some accuracy where the race originated, it is more difficult to trace your family tree accurately before the decade of 1920.

However, it is believed to be a cross between the Great Gascony Blue, which in turn is the product of several crosses of old hounds (including the Bloodhound), and a french griffon: or the Griffon Nivernais or the Grand Griffon Vendéen. It is not possible to establish precisely which of the two is, because the available descriptions are too imprecise, but at least it is acquired that it is a French griffon.

In 1920, a special normalization commission of the club Great Gascony Blue, of the Small Blue Gascony and of the Blue Gascony Griffon first established a standard for the latter, what allowed the Livre des Origines Français (LOF) officially differentiate him from his cousins. In fact, Until then it was considered a simple variety of the Great Gascony Blue. However, was not up 1963 which was officially recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale).

This did not prevent the gradual decline of the breed, in particular due to its geographic isolation and confidentiality. In fact, was close to extinction, so that in 1977 only 10 individuals of 3 different lines were listed in the LOF. However, the situation improved considerably in the following years, since the number exceeded 100 in 1981.

At the beginning of the decade of 1990, the breed even saw a major revival in popularity with hunting enthusiasts, both in France and abroad (dog exports to Italy, Switzerland, Mauritius, Canada, Netherlands…), which led to an increase in the number of births. Thus, the number of annual registrations of the LOF increased less than 80 prior to 1990 to more than 500 in 1994, and even more than 800 in 1996, before stabilizing between 700 and 800 in the following years.

This madness in France and abroad led to United Kennel Club, one of the leading organizations in the United States, to recognize the race in 1991. However, didn't actually make emulators: for example, neither him American Kennel Club (AKC), neither him Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), nor the prestigious British Kennel Club took the step.

Aware of the danger that this sudden interest could represent for the health of the few remaining specimens, with the risk, in particular, of health abuses caused by an intensive breeding program to meet a high demand, the Club of Small Blue Gascony, of the Gascon Saintongeois and Ariégeois, in charge of the improvement of the race and affiliated with the Société Centrale Canine (SCC), proposed to the Conservatory of Regional Biological Heritage the elaboration of a safeguarding and improvement plan. This approach (and the strict breeding practices that followed it) contributed to the preservation of the good health of the breed, without hindering its development. Therefore, in the first decade of the century, about 850 births were counted each year by the LOF. Since then, the figure has decreased slightly, but there is still an average of 600 a 700 by year.

Photo: French Blue Gascony Griffon: Griffon Bleu de Gascogne by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The Blue Gascony Griffon it is rustic and of solid construction. Very athletic, has a well-developed chest and a short, straight back that extends into a rather shaggy tail carried like a saber blade.

The head is ogival shaped, slightly vaulted, with a full forehead and a snout with a slight stop, sometimes slightly arched. The nose is black and wide. The eyes are oval, and its color varies between dark chestnut and brown. In addition, despite his wide eyebrows, his look is very expressive. Located just below the eye line, the ears are flexible, curly and not very pointed, and reach the tip of the nose.

The mark of this dog is its hard and rough coat, giving it a slightly shaggy look. The coat is completely black and white, giving it the slate blue glow that gave it its name. Your body may also have a few more or less extensive black spots. In the head, there are usually two black spots on each side of the skull, covering ears, wrapping the eyes and stopping at the cheeks. These spots are separated in the upper part of the skull by a white hole, in the middle of which there is usually a small oval black spot, typical of the breed. More or less bright brown marks also color the upper part of the eyebrow, cheeks, whisker pads, the inside of the ear, as well as the limbs and the lower part of the tail.

Last but not least, sexual dimorphism is only slightly pronounced in this breed: the female is generally only a few centimeters smaller than the male.

Size:

  • Males of 50 a 57 cm.
  • Females of 48 a 55 cm..
  • Weight: 18 a 20 kg

Character and skills “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Originally bred for their tracking qualities, the Blue Gascony Griffon They are also affectionate companion dogs that adapt well to family life, as long as the family is active. Loyal and very attached to their teachers, as shown through various displays of affection, accompany them in all their activities with great enthusiasm and energy, without the need for undue attention.

He is a dog that loves children, with whom he is very patient and gentle. Generally well returned, representing excellent playmates for him, also brimming with energy. It is much less suitable for the elderly, they will soon find it exhausting.

Used to living in a group, can be alone during the day, but you only prosper if you have company at all times. Adopting an extra dog can be a solution to help you cope with the absence of its owner.

People and animals who are strangers to the dog generally receive a reserved but not aggressive welcome. Take the time to observe them before deciding what attitude to adopt.

This relative distance does not make it a good guardian, especially because it is not very territorial. In fact, if he barks when he sees a newcomer, it is more to announce your presence than to prevent you from passing and dissuade you from moving on.

Living with other dogs in the house is perfectly possible and usually does not pose any particular problem. Even when you don't know them yet, the Blue Gascony Griffon he is very sociable with his companions, and is both curious and peaceful once introduced. They don't try to dominate other dogs, and they will only attack if they are repeatedly and aggressively confronted by them.

On the other hand, it is not a good idea to try to get him to live in a house that also has a cat or small pet (like a rodent or a bird). Being a hunter at heart, I'd tend to relentlessly chase him around the house, even if you receive a strict education on the subject.

True electric battery and always with the truffle glued to the ground, the Blue Gascony Griffon only really blooms in large spaces and garden houses. Although he likes to gasp for hours at his family's feet, not a city dweller, and is very likely to attract the ire of the neighborhood with his inopportune howls. By the way, can live perfectly well in an outdoor dog house, as long as you have enough to stimulate your intelligence and abilities – especially through play sessions with his teacher.

He particularly likes to snoop, sniff out clues and follow them to their source without being distracted by anything. This trait is very popular with hunting dogs., but it is more problematic for companion dogs, as it can lead them to run away or stubbornly go in one direction while walking. A high fence should be provided at home, and a strong strap should be used to keep its paws – if you are not paying attention – To walk. A connected GPS collar can also be a good investment to make sure you know when he's out for a walk at all times.

Besides hunting, this hardworking and hardy dog ​​has a taste for many other activities. Enjoy throwing games (to be played in moderation, as they reinforce their chasing instinct), object hunting games (that challenge your exceptional sense of smell), the long walks, the race, swimming or even canicross, in which it excels. Almost everything can be found thanks to your eyes, as long as it comes to exercising and / or pleasing your master.

In any case, if your significant need for exercise is not met, It is likely to attack objects and plants in the house to evacuate its excess energy, or even your stress.

Education “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The kindness of the Blue Gascony Griffon and his loyalty make him an obedient and diligent student. However, do not forget that he is an intelligent dog, which means it learns commands as fast as nonsense.

In addition, it is important to socialize him from an early age to limit his shyness and natural distrust of people and dogs he does not know. This is especially true if you are intended for hunting, since then it is more likely that you will meet other dogs that you do not know.

Having said that, they are quite docile companions, easy to train and educate: an ideal breed of dog for a novice master. However, be aware that obedience is achieved more through cooperation than coercion. Therefore, it is just as important to congratulate and / or reward him whenever an order has been well executed as it is to reprimand him with a firm voice when he does something stupid. By the way, being firm does not mean being aggressive: yelling or being aggressive will only make them run away, or it will even make them suspicious and stressed.

Hunting training can begin as soon as 6 months after learning the basic commands. Treasure hunting is recommended to help you develop your sense of smell and intelligence, while the presence of more experienced dogs can help you get used to the noise of guns and the company of strange dogs.

Health and care “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Sturdy and durable, the Blue Gascony Griffon it is made for outdoor living and can withstand both heat and cold.

The main health problems observed in this breed are related to outdoor life and, in particular, with hunting: fractures, wounds, bites, as well as diseases transmitted by parasites (piroplasmosis, leptospirosis, etc.).

You also have a predisposition to stomach inversion (stomach dilation-torsion syndrome).

In addition, the hanging shape of your ears poses a risk of increased ear infections.

Last but not least, your voracity makes you prone to obesity, especially if your activity level is still limited. This can facilitate the onset and aggravate the impact of various ailments and constitutes a true vicious cycle, since an overweight dog tends to be less active and therefore… fatter.

Go through a serious breeder of Blue Gascony Griffon allows you to put all the possibilities on your part to adopt a puppy in good health (and that remains so). The professional must be able to present a certificate issued by a veterinarian certifying that he is indeed healthy, as well as details of the vaccines administered to the animal, recorded in your health book (or vaccination book).

In addition, as with any dog, excessive activity should be avoided until you reach adulthood. In fact, the bones and joints of a growing puppy are particularly fragile, and problems at this level could have lifelong consequences (malformations, etc.).

At last, but the Blue Gascony Griffon is generally in good health, this does not mean that you should not wear it regularly (At least once a year) to the vet for a complete health check, that allows you to detect any problems as soon as possible. It is also the occasion to carry out your vaccination reminders, that are especially important to a dog like him, who usually spends a lot of time outdoors. Your antiparasitic treatments are at least as important; your landlord should make sure to renew them whenever necessary.

The price of a “Blue Gascony Griffon”

The price of a puppy Blue Gascony Griffon in France it is between 900 and 1400 EUR, depending on the prestige of the kennel, the lineage from which it comes and its intrinsic characteristics (more or less conformity to the breed standard, physical qualities, etc.).

Outside france, it is very difficult to find a breeder of Blue Gascony Griffon. The most likely option is then to import one from your country of origin. If required, transportation and administrative costs are added to the purchase price of the animal and, of course, it is advisable to know and respect the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad.

Ratings of the “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Blue Gascony Griffon” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Dog friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Hair loss ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Affection Level ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Need to exercise ⓘ

5.0 rating
5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Social Needs ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Apartment ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Grooming ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Stranger Friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Barking Tendencies ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Health Issues ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Territorial ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Cat Friendly ⓘ

2.0 rating
2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

intelligence ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

versatility ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Child Friendly ⓘ

3.0 rating
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Watchdog Ability ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Playfulness ⓘ

4.0 rating
4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Images “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Photos:

1 – A Blue Gascony Griffon female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Blue griffin from Gascony by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1331479
3 – Blue griffin from Gascony by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1089317
4 – Blue griffin from Gascony by http://www.adopt-a-griffon.eu/en/breeds/griffon-bleu-de-gascogne/

Videos of the “Blue Gascony Griffon”

Griffons bleus au Concours de meutes à Pranles
Segugi Griffon Bleu de Gascogne – speciale cinofilia Game Fair 2015

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 32
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard “Blue Gascony Griffon”

“Blue Gascony Griffon” FCI Blue griffin from Gascony FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (English).
    2. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (French).
    3. Griffon bleu de Gascogne (German).
    4. Griffon bleu de Gascogne (Portuguese).
    5. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne (Spanish).

Grand Griffon Vendéen
Francia FCI 282 - Large-sized Hounds

Grand Griffon Vendéen

Of great character, beautiful cloak and dreamy look. It is a pity its little diffusion.

Content

History Grand Griffon Vendéen

In the beginning, there was only the Great Vendean. This belonged to a variety of Vendean shaggy dogs, descendants of the ″ scribes ″ (so called because one of the original kennels was the king's scribe) or of the king's white dogs. Regarding its origin, neither can we fail to point out the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, as these are an essential part of the ″ scribe dog ″ lineage. The missing gray of Saint-Louis and Bresse grifones (descendants of Segussian ancestors) also contributed to the creation of Grand Griffon Vendéen.

There are also several other breeds of griffons from the Vendée, all of them smaller: the Briquet Griffon Vendéen, y el Grand y Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. Related breeds of Griffon include the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne and the Griffon Nivernais.

Physical characteristics Grand Griffon Vendéen

This is an ancient breed animal, French type, receptive and determined, distinguished in its forms and movements. It is of well proportioned construction, robust, no appearance of heaviness.

SIZE: Height to the cross: In males, of 62 – 68 cm., In females, of 60 – 65 cm..

Character and abilities Grand Griffon Vendéen

It is docile, though willful and passionate. Must be well trained.
He is an energetic dog with a passion for hunting that needs space and a lot of physical exercise.: you are strongly discouraged from living in the city. Character is balanced, However, training must be carried out from a very young age as it is considered difficult due to its very firm character: booster must be purchased very soon.

It has a very good nose and a beautiful bark. Applied to follow the footstep, does not refuse to enter the undergrowth and prefers large territories.
Before it was used to hunt wolves and now it is used to hunt wild boar.

Grand Griffon Vendéen Care

The mantle of Grand Griffon Vendéen requires daily attention because it can easily become tangled.

Videos of the Great Basset Griffon Vendean

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen / Breed of dog

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 282
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI standard of the Grand Griffon Vendéen breed

Grand Griffon Vendéen FCI Grand Griffon Vendéen FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Large Vendéen Griffon (English).
    2. grand griffon vendéen (French).
    3. GROSSER GRIFFON VENDEEN (German).
    4. Grand griffon Vendéen (Portuguese).
    5. Grifón vandeano grande (Spanish).

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Photos: A large Vendée griffon by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound
Francia FCI 324 - Large-sized Hounds

l GREAT HOUND ANGLO-FRENCH WHITE AND ORANGE

The breed is considered little spread outside of France and little used even within its country.

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History Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound

It probably dates from the 16th century and is originally from France, the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound comes from the cross between English Foxhound, French dogs and the addition of a contribution most likely from the Billy.

The addition of English and French blood produced a versatile all-rounder hunting dog that was particularly prized towards the end of the 19th century..

The boar, the Fox, deer and roe deer have been part of their specialties ever since.

Along with the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound and the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound, it is one of the three French breeds that have been crossed with English blood.

Physical characteristics Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

The Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound it is a quite strong and powerful dog, with more English blood on his head than his tricolor counterpart. His eyes are big, brown and dark. The ears are quite thick, slightly turned and quite short. Its tail is quite long and sometimes slightly spied on.

His hair is short and not too thick, lemon white or orange white, as long as the orange is not too dark, tending towards red.

Height: 60 a 70 cm..
Weight: Of 30 a 35 kg.

Character and skills Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

Lonely or in a pack, brave, tenacious, rapid, gentle and friendly, the Great White and Orange Anglo-French Hound is a sociable hunting dog with an obedient nature.

Usually, they are easy to learn, like your socialization.

Tenacious, vigorous, brave and fast in the hunt, they are tender and gentle with their family, including children in the home.

Health Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

Quite robust and very solid, this large dog generally enjoys very good health.
He rarely gets sick and his longevity is still appreciable for a dog of his size.
The breed is not affected by any genetic defects or diseases.

Caring for Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

Brush him from time to time, to remove dead hairs and keep the coat healthy and beautiful, It is more than enough.

Training Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

Its socialization is easy, but your education must remain firm and adequate, although it requires less firmness than the other breeds in its category, because it is less dominant by nature than the other two.

His great intelligence also facilitates his education.

Exercise Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

The Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound is an extremely vigorous working dog, used to very intense physical exercise. When not hunting, he must be given the opportunity to expend his excessive energy. This dog is an infamous cat hunter, so it should never be released without a leash until it is in a closed and secure area.

During the hunting season it is advisable to offer the dog some type of exercise that emulates its hunting behavior. It is worth remembering that if the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound lacks opportunities to vent, will gradually turn into a rebellious animal, hyperactive and destructive.

Videos of the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 324
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI Breed Standard Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Chien Français Blanc et Orange (English).
    2. Français blanc et orange (French).
    3. Français blanc et orange (German).
    4. Grande sabujo francês branco e laranja (Portuguese).
    5. Français blanc et orange (Spanish).

Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound
Francia FCI 323 - Large-sized Hounds

Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

This hound can be used both in a herd and individually.

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History

This breed is native to the "Bétard Anglo – Saintongeois" a species that emerged in the mid-19th century and was the result of the cross between the Gascon Saintongeois and the English Foxhound. Currently the breed has approximately 2000 specimens with approximately 200 births per year. They form a group of 20 or more deer hunters and a deer hunter.
The text of the year 2007 was written by M. Pierre Astié, President of the “Club du Chien d´ordre” and its committee in collaboration with Mr..
Raymond Triquet.

Physical characteristics Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound is a big dog, pretty powerful, sturdy and sturdy with strong bones reminiscent of their origins with the Gascon Saintongeois. Its ears are medium-length. Extended forward, reach at most the snout two fingers behind the nose. Rather they end up at one point. Strong at birth, its tail ends at a conical point, long and straight; above the spine line when the dog is in action but without reaching the vertical.

He has short hair, pretty strong and tight, necessarily black and white, with a large fur and more or less extensive black spots, which may show black or bluish spots, or even small tan marks, but these only in the limbs. A pale tanned spot over each eye and a pale tan on the cheeks, under the eyes, under the ears and at the base of the tail”. The “deer mark” on the thigh is quite common.

CARVING:

– Males: 65 a 72 cm.
– Females: 62 a 68 cm.

Weight: On 25 kg.

Character and skills Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

GREAT HOUND ANGLO-FRENCH BLACK AND WHITE

The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound lives mainly in jauries and kennels. Used for deer hunting, herds or wild boars. Hunting on any terrain, even wet or wooded. The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound way of a score of dogs on hunts in their home country, France. You can also hunt alone with your master.

For a companion dog, it is preferable the countryside and a large fenced garden. An accomplished athlete, the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound will delight a good runner. In the presence of young children, it is not advisable to adopt an adult kennel dog without making sure it has been well socialized with children.

Health Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

Like all large races, the great black-and-white Anglo-French can suffer from joint pain. Your soft ears are sometimes prone to ear infections.

Hunting accidents are common and cause injuries, fractures or sprains.

Groomed Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

The short coat of the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound should be brushed once a week.

Returning from the hunt, the fur will be inspected for wounds, parasites or thorns. Good vaccination and pest control coverage is recommended.

Great black and white Anglo-French hound training

The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound he is friendly, but with a strong character. You'll have to be politely educated.

As a companion dog, it is preferable to bring a puppy that can be raised and socialized. Dog hunting training will be conducted by a hunter.

Exercise Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound is an extremely vigorous working dog, used to very intense physical exercise. When not hunting, he must be given the opportunity to expend his excessive energy. This dog is an infamous cat hunter, so it should never be released without a leash until it is in a closed and secure area.

During the hunting season it is advisable to offer the dog some type of exercise that emulates its hunting behavior. It is worth remembering that if the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound lacks opportunities to vent, will gradually turn into a rebellious animal, hyperactive and destructive.

Videos of the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

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Grand Anglo Francais Blanc et Noir Dog Breed

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 323
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI standard of the breed Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir (English).
    2. Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir (French).
    3. Grand Anglo-Français, Grand anglo-français blanc et noir (German).
    4. Grand anglo-français blanc et noir (Portuguese).
    5. Grand anglo-français blanc et noir (Spanish).

Photos:

1 – A Grand Anglo-Fancais blanc et noir at full gallop by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Anglo-Fransais blanc et noir de face by ArnaudM63, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound
Francia FCI 322 - Large-sized Hounds

Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The breed is considered rare, very little spread outside of France and at present little used even in your country.

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The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound is a large and powerful sporting dog with its origin in France. He is praised for his incredible endurance, work skills and ability to operate on any type of terrain and for any weather condition. This breed is poorly adapted to apartment living due to its high exercise requirements. This type of Anglo-French hound is considered the most powerful.

Photo: This dog is one of a pack of Grand anglo-français tricolore by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

History Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The origin of the Anglo-French hound dates back to the 19th century, when hunting with large packs was at its peak in France. However, the exact date of its development remains unclear, since the crossing of the French hound with different types of English hounds was a common practice in this country since the 16th century.

French hunters cared little about the appearance or pedigree of their dogs as long as they demonstrated unsurpassed hunting prowess. That is why these hounds were perceived more like stray dogs until the 20th century. The situation changed when in 1957 the breeders decided to organize the dogs according to their ancestry. His efforts resulted in the emergence of seven unique French breeds of sizes, coat texture and distinctive colors. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound appeared as the result of the crossing of native French dogs, in particular the Poitevin hound and the Gascon Saintongeois and the English Foxhound. The breed is very rare, little used and virtually unknown outside of mainland France.

The word “Grand” was put in front of the breed name because it was used to hunt big game and functioned predominantly in packs of several dozen other canines. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound is characterized by its resonant voice, his keen sense of smell and his relentless pursuit. This brave and passionate hunter will never be hampered by difficult terrain and severe weather and can work for many hours without breaks. The packs of Anglo-French hounds they generally specialized in hunting roe deer and wild boar, although they could also hunt foxes and other small game animals.

Currently members of the breed are mostly active hunters as this dog is not suitable for the role of pet or show dog. Its population was concentrated almost exclusively in its native France, where it is also considered a rare breed. However, the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound has the recognition of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and in 2006 was officially recognized by the United Kennel Club (the UKC).

Physical characteristics Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The Great Tricolor Anglo-French Hound should appear elegant and almost old-fashioned in appearance. They must be robust, with a deep chest and a straight back that is supported by straight, muscular limbs. His broad skull has an obvious stop, while its square-shaped snout should contain a full set of teeth that meet in a scissor bite. Her big brown eyes, its hanging ears and prominent black nose are all characteristic features of an olfactory hound. Its long, thin tail tends to have a white tip.

As its name suggests, it is a tricolor breed with white fur, fire and black. Its double coat is short and soft. Dogs measure between 60 and 70 cm in height to the cross, generally weigh between 30 and 35 kg. Your walk should be effortless and a pleasure to behold.

Character and skills Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound he is a magnificent sporting dog, that is very rarely used only as a pet. It is used to living in large packs of other canines and requires a spacious patio to unleash its exuberant nature. Some fans of the breed claim that their well-socialized specimen is fine with children. Anyway, this vigorous and strong dog will not make an acceptable playmate for a young child.

The breed often demonstrates unwavering loyalty and affection towards their favorite people, but he stays quite distant from strangers. However, a Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound well mannered will treat a new person with essential courtesy. Usually does not express enough interest in protecting its territory to be an effective watchdog. At the same time, some specimens can be made good watchdogs. Anyway this breed will definitely not make any use of the guard dog role due to its non-aggressive disposition.

The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound was bred to live and work with other dogs and usually yearns to have several permanent canine companions. He does quite well with strange dogs although he will not back down from confrontation if provoked. That is why this dog should always be kept on a leash while walking. Being a tenacious and reliable hunter, it can show high aggression towards other species of animals., especially towards homeless cats. It is possible to introduce this dog into the house with other non-canine pets while it is still a friendly and inquisitive puppy.

Health of the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The most common problems for the breed include:

– canine hip dysplasia;
– patella dislocation;
– arthritis;
– frequent muscle tension;
– chronic ear infections;
– hearing problems;
– cryptorchidism;
– gastric torsion.

Caring for the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound should be fairly basic maintenance. The owner should brush his dog a couple of times a week to keep his short, sleek coat in a healthy condition. The dog's nails should be trimmed monthly.

After every hunting trip, the coat and ears of a working specimen should be thoroughly examined for signs of ticks and other external parasites. The breed tends to easily contract various ear infections, so they need regular and careful cleaning. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound he is a moderate biter.

Training of the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The training of the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound usually requires an average investment of time and effort. In fact, takes a very natural hunting behavior and will effectively carry out its original hunting duties with a minimum of training. At the same time, is characterized by a certain streak of stubbornness and will not follow the orders of a week or an indecisive person. This dog usually has a strong desire to impress its owner and easily learns basic commands.

Breed training should be done exclusively with reward-based methods, with an emphasis on the dog's favorite treats. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound will not endure abusive or disrespectful treatment and will respond to it with even more stubbornness and disobedience.

Exercise with the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound is an extremely vigorous working dog, used to very intense physical exercise. When not hunting, he must be given the opportunity to expend his excessive energy. This dog is an infamous cat hunter, so it should never be released without a leash until it is in a closed and secure area.

During the hunting season it is advisable to offer the dog some type of exercise that emulates its hunting behavior. It is worth remembering that if the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound lacks opportunities to vent, will gradually turn into a rebellious animal, hyperactive and destructive.

Videos Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

Anglo-Saxon pack hunting wounded wild boar
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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 322
  • Group 6: Scent hound and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound FCI Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore Hound (English).
    2. Grand anglo-français tricolore (French).
    3. Grand Anglo-Français, Grand anglo-français tricolore (German).
    4. Grand anglo-français tricolore (Portuguese).
    5. Gran anglo-francés tricolor (Spanish).

Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz)
Alemania FCI 97 . European Spitz

Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz)

Although I do not necessarily suspect it at first glance, the large Spitz is also extremely robust and weather resistant.

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History

While the small and medium varieties of the German Spitz (Pomeranian, Kleinspitz (Miniature or Small Spitz) and Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz), Keeshond) were more common among common people in the Middle Ages, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) , with its impressive and elegant shape, found its way into the homes of the noble and middle classes. The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) white enjoyed great popularity even among representatives of the English nobility. The “German Spitz” He was also able to make a name for himself in America and was kept mainly by German immigrants. In the course of the negative image of Germany after the 1st World War, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) was renamed as “American Eskimo

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) black, on the other hand, used to be more common in vineyards in Baden Württemberg. His excellent wakefulness instinct was a great help to the winegrowers in keeping off the grape thieves, both animals and humans, away from the valuable vines.

According to Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen e. V. (Society for the Conservation of Ancient and Endangered Breeds of Domestic Animals), to the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) is considered today in danger of extinction. Over the years 2000 a 2002, for example, there was only 11 Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) blacks in Germany and 38 white dogs. To preserve this breed of enterprising and cheerful dogs, there are initiatives to mate the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) white and black with each other and to cross them with Mittelspitz (Standard or Medium Spitz) and the Keeshond.

Physical characteristics

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) is characterized by its special double layer. The long straight top layer looks very bushy due to the thick, padded undercoat and stays away from the body. Particularly striking is the strong horsehair fur collar and the bushy tail that curls over the back. The fox head with the agile eyes and the pointed ears, small and narrow give this Spitz its characteristic appearance.

With a shoulder height of up to 50 cm and a weight of 15-20 kg, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) is the second largest representative of the German Spitz after the Keeshond. It is raised in black colors, White and Brown.

Males and females category “Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) ” they are very similar in weight and size. However, the males representing the breed mostly appear heavier and larger. This is due to the fact that their coat is slightly longer and therefore appears more voluminous than that of female dogs..

Character and skills

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) needs a lot of movement and exercise. Therefore, long walks and running games and slides should always be on the agenda. In addition, dog sports such as agility, obedience or tracking can bring additional variety to the dog's life and make optimal use of the breed.

Breed-specific character traits

The Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) He is very affectionate by nature and would like to accompany his family everywhere. Staying home alone does not suit them at all and can make dogs experience their grief intensely. As a rule, the more attention and affection a Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) , more comfortable feels. That's why they like to be with the family, since they also get along very well with children. But, of course, every four legged friend, no matter how sociable I am, he also needs his rest. It is important that all members of the family respect these phases, which are usually quite rare with the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) . Thanks to his kind and loving character, many representatives of this breed of dog are also suitable as therapy dogs.

Although I do not necessarily suspect it at first glance, the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) it is also extremely robust and weather resistant. Due to its distinctive protective instinct, they are also considered ideal guardians for the house and yard. However, without proper training, can become a very barking dog. Through an appropriate workload for each species, good socialization and a consistent but loving upbringing, desirable behavior can be encouraged, namely, “don't bark”.

Grossespitz training

Get enough attention and feel well integrated into family life. As they have almost no hunting instinct, they are usually relatively easy to train and can be recommended for beginners. However, it is important to inform yourself widely about the breed and its requirements beforehand.

Like all the other spitz, to the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) likes to be in contact with children and loves to play with and protect them. Therefore, fits well in a lively little family, in which there is always something to do and much to discover.

So that the Grossespitz (Giant or Large Spitz) can exercise your favorite activity as a watchdog, the ideal would be to keep it in a house with a patio and garden. If the four-legged friend moves regularly and has mental problems, you can also consider keeping it in a city apartment, as long as there are enough opportunities for exercise nearby.

Grossespitz videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 97
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 4: European Spitz. Without working trial.

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